Acquiring A Big Medical Care Etf's Specialized Temp - Yahoo Finance

XLV has more than doubled over the past three years. Given the ETFs and sectors recent and long-standing strength, now is a good time to evaluate XLV from a technical perspective. XLV has done really well the past few years, as its outpaced the S&P 500 by a large margin. The only Sector (lower left corner) that is ahead of Health Care over the past five years is consumer discretionary, notes Chris Kimble of Kimble Charting Solutions . The strong rally in XLV has taken it up to the top of its rising channel and a Fibonacci Extension level based upon the 2007 highs and the 2009 lows. Against the backdrop of health care sector strength, investors have not been shy about putting money to work in the sector. XLV pulled in $843 million in new assets for the week ending Aug. 8, reports Joseph Ciolli for Bloomberg . Among sector ETFs, only XLE has pulled in more new assets than XLV this year. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/taking-technical-temperature-big-health-130029693.html

and as the Nikkei began to turn down in early August, the WSJ reports the BoJ undertook the longest and largest consecutive buying streak since it started purchasing ETFs in December 2010. As WSJ reports, While the central bank is well known for its massive purchases of Japanese government bonds as a part of its monetary easing program, it also buys ETFsalbeit in much smaller quantitiesthat track the Nikkei Stock Average and the broader Topix index. Through a trustee, the central bank purchased a combined 92.4 billion ($904.2 million) in ETFs over the first six business days of August. That's the BOJ's longest and largest consecutive buying streak since it started purchasing ETFs in December 2010. Many traders suspect that it may not be a coincidence that the central bank is scooping up ETFs at a time when both the Nikkei and the Topix are spending considerable amounts of time in negative territory. Speculation is rife that the BOJ is following an unwritten rule, called "the 1% rule" by traders, where it buys ETFs after the Topix index falls around 1% in the morning session. Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:29 | 5092092 madbraz They are certainly doing something, it is no coincidence that we have reverse repos of $130 billion per day and every end of quarter it grows by $100 billion (last i checked it was something like $250 billion on June 30th), not to mention securities lending of $20 billion every day and God knows what else that they don't disclose because they don't have to... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-14/bank-japan-plunge-protection-team-goes-overdrive-buys-most-etfs-2010

Consolidation must-know: A look into Kinder Morgan’s origins - Yahoo Finance

His dividend income last year was a whopping $380 million, which is likely to rise given the new development. According to a report compiled by Bloomberg, annual dividends will increase by $100 million thanks to the deal. Kinder Morgans meteoric rise During the past 15 years, KMP has invested tens of billions to facilitate joint ventures, expansions, and acquisitions to achieve increased growth. One of its most noteworthy acquisitions was the purchase of El Paso Pipelines (or EPB) in May 2012. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/consolidation-must-know-look-kinder-130019741.html

'It's sad...pitiful': Howard Davidowitz weighs in on Walmart's latest disappointment - Yahoo Finance

182,000 square feet for Wal-Mart Supercenters and around 100,000 for Sam's Club outlets. "It's a little pimple on the back of an elephant," Davidowitz says of the Neighborhood Market concept. "They've been working on small stores for 20 years and they're at ground level, zero. It's pitiful." If Walmart was serious about expanding the smaller store format, Davidowitz says they should have acquired Family Dollar, which recently merged with Dollar Tree. "They have a major problem with their business: Supercenters are less relevant than they used to be," he explains. "So why didn't they buy Family Dollar? I don't get it. That's the play. That's where they should've invested money, then they'll have a position in small stores." Dollar General, which has about 11,000 stores in 40 states, is another option but Walmart would likely have to pay a higher premium to buy it in the wake of the Family Dollar-Dollar Tree merger. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/-it-s-sad---pitiful---howard-davidowitz-weighs-in-on-walmart-s-latest-disappointment-143055177.html

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund, SPDR Gold Trust ETF, COMEX Gold Trust and CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust - Yahoo Finance

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